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May 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
arrangements for chuck brown. the man who helped create the unique mix of funk and soul died yesterday after a long bout with pneumonia. he was 75 and today, the tributes continue to pour in. >> over the next hour and a half, we'll remember chuck brown through the music of the backyard band. a group that got their big break thanks to chuck brown. >> but first, matt joins us live from chuck brown way, that's the street in northwest d.c. with reaction from some of those who helped chuck brown create his great music. matt. >> reporter: to his many fans, chuck brown was the man who wowed them up and used like the howard theater. many of the people who worked with chuck, he provided wisdom, inspiration, and guidance. as we have been hearing a lot over the past 24 hours, chuck brown, known to generations of washington music fans as the god father of go-go. >> he was the nicest guy you could ever meet. >> one day after chuck's death, a lot of people are remembering the godfather more as a father figure. >> got a lot of people off the streets working with him, playing for him. >> people like
CBS
May 16, 2012 5:00pm EDT
has done a profile on chuck brown. i have been here over 30 years. so i said chuck, can i do a profile? he said of course. nobody asked to talk to me. we stood on u street. you can see some of the shots. people wanting a hug from him. chuck is the man. he started out, he went to lorton. that's where he got a chance to get his life together. he learned to play guitar, he got some education. he started this go go thing, except for busting loose, didn't go much further than d.c., but everybody samples their work. but chuck brown, you know, we love him and i got to show you this piece we did, derek, six years ago on chuck brown. that first piece that was done on him in a long time. >> when i say chuck brown, what do you think of? >> god father of soul. >> i thought that was james brown? >> no, that's chuck brown. >> he's been around for years. since i was a little boy. >> okay, i'm just happy to be here. i'm pushing 70. chuck brown, the father of d.c.'s go go sounds. he entertained three different general generations. he is right up there with luke elington, and marvin gay. chuck di
CBS
May 31, 2012 5:00pm EDT
brown. >>> and it was a fitting send off for the god father of go go. part gospel service and part go go concert. >> a whose who of politician -- a who's who of politicians for the three-hour plus funeral at the washington convention center. >> and today, the celebration had so much rhythm and beat. look at that. even the mayor is dancing, well, sort of. bruce johnson was inside the service. he joins us with the rest of the story. >> the nation's capitol have never seen this kind of memorial service. ♪ trouble don't last >> you know what, d.c.. >> chuck was so down to earth. he was just seen through and through. >> there are so many stories i have heard that their lives have been turned around with just three minutes of his time. he's just an incredible man. ♪ [ music ] >> it was a combination of gospel revival, happy hours. and go go concerts. it seems to have never end. show your problems. >> this is amazing. this brought the city together. people are just loving it. people are smiling. people are happy. >> we kept him going for soing long. he really loves the people. he loves d.c.
CBS
May 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
to mother's day. >>> they call him the god father of gogo. chuck brown, he has not performed in more than two months leading to a lot of speculation and questions as to what exactly might be wrong with one of d.c.'s favorite citizens. bruce johnson went out today looking for answers and hopefully came back with some. bruce. >> we have some answers. he is being hospitalized right now. he's in baltimore. we should point out to people fairly new to the area, he is huge here. as somebody once said, chuck brown is to washington to elvis is to memphis. for nearly five decades, chuck brown has been the god father of d.c.'s original gogo sound. >> the jungle thing in him. what everybody wanted. all the kids wanted it. all the grownups want it. >> music never caught on like that, but the biggest recording artist sampled it over the years. they know chuck brown. 75 chuck browns have been absent from the stage for two months. his band performed in his absence, prompting rumors of his death throughout the internet. through independent sources, 9news now confirmed chuck brown is being treated in th
CBS
May 21, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the money orders that the gray campaign paid to sulaimon brown. who was then running for mayor. >> these charges come out when the mayor and others are in las vegas at a retail convention. it's hard to get to them for reaction, but this is big. it's that obstruction of justice charge that could send him to prison. >> d.c. mayor had insisted from the beginning after winning the election in 2010 that he did nothing wrong. >> first of all, we never authorized any of that. >> federal prosecutors are convinced there was a lot going wrong that unseated mayor, adrian fenty. >> after people engaged in wrong doing, they need to be held accountable. >> suleiman brown had claimed he was promised a job in the gray administration and his campaign had been given money orders to help him stay in the race to criticize the incumbent. brown got the job, but was eventually fired. >> vincent gray's campaign specifically, mayor vincent gray, gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and attack then mayor fenty during the 2010 mayoral race. >> th
CBS
May 22, 2012 5:00pm EDT
diverted gray campaign funds to minor candidate, sulaimon brown to keep him in the race and keep him attacking adrian fenty. he admitted in court to destroying evidence and lying to federal investigators. bruce johnson has been all over this case since the very start. we know one thing now. sulaimon brown was not lying about getting money from the gray campaign. >> absolutely right. wasn't lying about this and makes the mayor look bad. the mayor isn't available for comment. we also know tonight, derek, the name of somebody who helped get that money to sulaimon brown from the gray campaign. that same person helped nab gore. >> mr. gore, what about you? any comment? >> thomas gore left the federal courthouse in d.c. a convicted felon, now facing at least 12 to 18 months in prison. this after the man with a master's degree in social work management helped divert money from the vincent gray campaign to sulaimon brown when gray was trying to unseat incumbent mayor, adrian fenty. >> mayor gray gave me cash and money orders to maintain my campaign for mayor, cover living expenses, and a
CBS
May 18, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for the late go-go legend, chuck brown. ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die. ♪ but, it turns out all i was missing was miracle-gro potting mix. it's got what a plant needs. even plant food that feeds them for up to 6 months. you get bigger, more beautiful plants. guaranteed. who's got two green thumbs thanks to miracle-gro? uh, this gal. boom! everyone grows with miracle-gro. >>> tonight, we are still awaiting word on the funeral arrangements for the godfather of go-go, chuck brown. there are tributes being planned to the music legend. chuck brown's band announced it will perform at the capital barbecue battle on saturday night, june 23. brown and his band had been booked to headline the concert as they had for many years. this weekend, dj will perform a tribute on saturday night at the lounge and a tribute at the velvet lounge. >>> we would like to take a minute to say thanks to all of you w
CBS
May 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
because of chuck. >> tell me what chuck meant to you. >> i am one of the members, chuck brown was an inspiration to everyone in washington. anybody who liked music should have been here, if they haven't been here, they should be. >> just about anybody and everybody has been down here to take a look. this wasn't your typical way. from the outside, there was laughter and spontaneous tributes to a 75-year-old man that made this city dance and sing for more than 50 years. >> i miss him already. he's a legend in d.c. i know him personally. >> what's your favorite song? >> i need money. >> go-go. >> leaders came by in droves this morning to pay their respect in private to a man who barely finished high school and who learned to play the guitar while playing guitar. >> go-go, unique to the district. chuck took it around the world and we're going to miss him. >> busting loose. but it don't mean a thing if it don't got the go-go swing. >> at the family's request, cameras were not allowed inside the howard theater, but chuck brown's children came out to share their thoughts. >>
CBS
May 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
tomorrow for go go legend chuck brown. the event set for noon at the washington convention center. the mayor gray says the flags will be lowered to half staff throughout the describe and bruce john -- district and bruce johnson reports on the memorial unlike any the city has ever seen. ♪ >> reporter: the entertainment. he's the one of the artists preparing to salute go go legend chuck brown tomorrow. ♪ >> i've managed and developed groups such as raheem dine, tank, i've worked with tires, dru hill, puff any. >> reporter: more than 10,000 people stood in line for the viewing yesterday at the howard theater and one government source today predicted up to 15,000 could turn out for the funeral at the convention center for chuck brown. >> you had louis armstrong and jazz. you have bob marley who develops a genre and transcends that. now you have chuck brown who develops a genre and transcends that. >> reporter: wayne bruce's music director for tomorrow's funeral paying homage to chuck brown will be a host of local stars like sugar bear, donny simpson and huggy lowdown. the chuck br
CBS
May 25, 2012 5:00pm EDT
farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the hour theater on t street in northwest. then the community can attend a memorial thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more about what you can expect if you plan to attend next week's chuck tribute. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. ♪i feel like busting loose >> reporter: he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday about 11 hours. no photography allowed inside, no photography even allowed right now, but they did send us some pictures. very, very little parking in the neighborhood and so organizers are recommending that you take public transportation, the shaw howard university metro stop just within a few blocks. one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring all kinds of different people together. he play
CBS
May 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
parking lot and got in his vehicle. >> wes brown, the younger trooper, with the instinct to find good in people, had talked his partner out of making the arrest that might have prevented the murder, a moment peoples says he'll regret for a lifetime. >> even ifly locked him up or arrested -- if i had locked him up or arrested him like my mind said to do, we wouldn't be having this conversation today. >> people said wesley brown stepped outside to use his cell phone because it was noisy outside and he was ambushed in an instant. brown came spilling through this door and peoples was standing right here to grab him. the shooting was still going on. brown died as peoples held him. >> could have been you just as easily. >> it could have been. we all have guardian angels. someone looks after us. wes is my guardian angel as well as he was trying to help mr. williams by telling him to leave and he didn't. >> cyril williams goes to prison the rest of his life. carl peoples lives free, but burdened by sadness and emotions he was talking about for the first time today now that this trial and
CBS
May 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for helping get cash from the gray campaign into the hands of minor candidate sulaimon brown. yesterday gray's assistant treasurer thomas gore pleaded guilty for his role in the scheme aimed at helping gray defeat incumbent mayor adrian fenty. >> did you know of this activity, what they were doing? >> again, i'm not going to comment. we'll let the investigation play out. >> today howard brooks like thomas gore yesterday is looking at serious prison time not because of their original actions of giving money to sulaimon brown but because of the cover-up and the information filed federal court today the document says brooks told fbi special agents he never gave candidate b or candidate b's campaign any cash, money orders or other types of payment. he lied. sulaimon brown in a statement today called on mayor fray to resign from office. he charge -- gray to resign from office. he charged he was given money orders, cash and a job in the administration in exchange for his work on behalf of great campaign. brown was eventually fired for alleged incompetence. mayor gray has steadfastly denied any kno
CBS
May 28, 2012 5:00pm EDT
preparations underway for this week's public farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tomorrow. the time is 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. at howard theater and that's on t street in northwest. then the community can attend a memorial thursday from noon until 3 in the afternoon at the washington convention center. now you know chick died at the age of 75. he passed away may 16th weeks after being hospitalized for complications from arthritis, then developing pneumonia in the hospital. since then generations of chuck brown fans have been recalling and celebrating his life and homegrown music. organizers are urging those planning to attend this week's farewell to use public transportation. many streets around the howard theater and the convention center will be closed for the event to. see the complete list of closings log onto our website www.wusa9.com. we will broadcast thursday's memorial live on the air and on our website, www.wusa9.com. >>> a lorton, virginia man is under arrest this afternoon accused in a drunk driving crash that k
CBS
May 9, 2012 5:00pm EDT
in those activities, they don't need a bench to participate in those things '. >> reporter: brown says they want to work with the residents and have them understand the tragedy left 12 children without their parents, two of whom brown is raising now. >> me and the boys often go on the bridge and it's not safe to be on the bridge. >> i don't see the value added because if it was one of my loved ones, i would not want to honor the spot that took their lives. >> we do not want to disrespect anyone's place of residence, but we do know that this is a site where the incident has occurred and it will forever be a site that we will visit. >> the memorial park is only in the beginning stages. there will be many more meetings and the site could always change. the city still has to acquire the land from u.s. park service and a memorial black will be unveiled on the third anniversary next month. >> hard to believe it's been three years already. thank you. >>> there is a bit of rain on the radar tonight. so, top, the big question is how long will it stick around? >> well, unfortunately right throug
CBS
May 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
men" star played in this commercial. and his face is painted brown, speaking in a fake indian accent. the ad is now removed from their website, facebook page. they issued an apology saying that it was not intended to offend anyone. >>> women living right here in d.c. apparently made the right call in finding a place to live. a new study says that washington is the best city for women's overall well being. the research is a part of the project called measure america. and it compares the cities based on a woman's education, salary, marital status, and life expectancy. women here in d.c. will earn the most money and they have the highest levels of education. so there you go. >> you go, girl. >> yeah, that's right. >> go us. >> and that is more than us. and it does not matter what city you're in. >> we still love you. >> yeah, we do. >> i told you about the rule. you know, we have three girls. they rule and boys drool. and that was our rule. >> yes. and boys drool in the shutter. >> there you go. >>> we have a couple storms. nothing severe. pretty quiet around the metro area. we'll zoom
CBS
May 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
accident. sky 9 right there on brown station road in fenway lane in upper marlboro. another car rear ended that bus that had 13 kids on board. the bus carrying children from benjamin elementary. the kids are not hurt, but they were taken to the hospital just as a precaution. two adults, however, were taken to the hospital. one was a school bus driver. the other was from that other car. >>> since start of the year, we've been putting a spotlight on the issue of under age drinking and drug use and the destructive places to which they can lead. 9 wants you to know about a unique program that offers young offenders the chance to wipe their records clean. >> andrea mccarren takes us to maryland's eastern shore. there's some strong language in this report. >> you now belong to queen anne's county detention center. >> beyond the raiser wire and thick metal doors are convicted murders, rapists, and drug dealers. and on this night, teenagers. >> you are now mine. i'm now your mom, your dad, your sister, your brother, i am now it. got it? >> most are 18 and 19 years old. one just 14. caught wi
CBS
May 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
for months now he didn't know these checks were being passed along to sulaimon brown, this other candidate in the race who was haranging mayor at the time adrian fenty. the allegation, that those checks were passed
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